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This, as it only derives its impor-ed by his boldness. In all situa -
Jafier on the contrary is despised' Non équidem studeo, bullatis ut mihi pitied and applauded, as his eyergannugis,
steady passions, drive him into treaPagina turgescat, dare pondus idonea chery ; betray him into false confi. fumor.
dence, viulent resentment and pue Fritz, being Mr. Cauldfield's Lon- sillanimcus submission ; or recal don character, probably attracted a him to all subduing love, and duty house; he evinced some discrimi- the state. nation but was less the apparent
Belvrdera's insinuating attachvillain than was required for a ju- ment, sympathetic passion, high dicious representation of the part. sense of real 'honour and fervent Mr. Poe oftentimes forgot himself filial affection, make her the lovely or rather his character in Old Mau-object of commisseration, wonder, rice. The general tenor of the act love, and pity. ing was better than the play deserv Of the performance of this play ed; though not so good as the au- we shall speak at large. The cast dience had reason to expects
of the principal personages was as
might have been expected ; but Venice Preserved, or a plot discover where was Usher. Renault would ed ( Oiway); and The Maid of the not have dishonoured his abilities : Oaks.
it is a character of strength. Monday, Nov. 17.
Mr. Caulfield in Pierre. Our This tragedy, the masterpiece of greatest objection to this perform
ance, was the want of force in die. Otway, is said to have be bor
crimination. The outline was so rowed from the Abbe de St. Real's faint that a common observer would 6 Histoire de la conjuration de Mare not perceive it, it wanted body and quis de Bedemar.” Numberless have life. This is perhaps the consebeen the objections with which wit, combined with learning, & both with quence of too great hurry : Mrvirulence have violently assaited it. ciently the enotions he intended to
C. often not only did not mark suffi, and . comedy which is introduced, have convey, but he weakened the force severally experienced the lash of
even of what he said, by hastening reprehension. But notwithstanding well suited to the part ; and his
to a new passion His voice is these acknowledged defects, the brst interview with Jaffier, in variplay contains intrinsic worth; and 48 it is now performed it shines like
ous instances gave proofs of its caa diamond,when cleared from its im- pacity. In this passage he spoke
well, purities, the most brilliant gem enchased since the days of Shakespeare. Tobinil the hands of bold deservingingues,
“Honesty! 'twas a cheat invented first The poble, though violent and That fools and cowards çmight sit safe aspiring Pierre, constant in bis
[ters." friendship, ardent in his desires. And lord it uncontrol'd above their betand indignant at dishonour, in His denunciation before the sea spires the audience with an interest nate was most powerfully uttered. in his fate, which is not so much Curst be your senate ; curst your consti- deserved by his virtues, as demand tution, &c.
The taunt to Renauli was given f'even surpassing hope. The paswith sarcastic severity.
sage opening Had Jaffier's wife prov'd kind, he'd still Yes, yes, there was a time, been true.
was given with a delicacy, yet truth But he wasquite deficient in energy, of coloring, which was indicative through the whole passage, begin- « of a master-hand." In fact, the ning
whole scene where she upbraids Lise ! ask my life ! confess! record Jaffier with his conduct, informs myself a villain ! &c.
him of the treachery of Renault and Pierre on the whole was, a re- persuades him to relinquish the en: spectable performance ; consisting terprize in which he was engaged, of a few striking beauties and not she was above competition; at least many defects,
in this country. Particularly her We are ready to retract our ob- concluding words, servations made in the first part of
Remember tweloe, this paper respecting, Mr. Fox. would have convinced the audience His Jaffier evinced attention, and of great powers ; had they been disin some instances, skill. We have satisfied before. Of her madness
, seldom seen Mr. F. to more ad- there was method in't. It surprised vantage. If he had less rapidity in us, it satisfied us, it distressed us. utterance, and would pitch his voice We entertain a hope that Mrs. S. higher, by being understood with
can attain a more natural manner in more facility, he would essentially her tender sentiments; we hope it, improve his manner. *
as we know no particular in which of Belvidera, by Mrs. Stanley, her playing can be so essentially what shall we say?: With a fine improved. comprehension of her author, most
So much for the principal charappropriate gestures and expres-acters: For the rest, the conspirasion, she has in many instances a tors we thought were made of the whine and drawi in her utterance, worst of the company, that the senwhich in scenes of pathos, are ut. ate might be composed of better terly inconsistent. This, though a stuff; but we found some of the strong, is our only. objection : for conspirators had not only turned in scenes expressive of contempt, slates evidence before their time, but or any masculine passion, she evina were made senators into the bargain
. ced powers beyond expectation, and certainly such minute are worth
attention : if the illusion of the stage It was not without concern that we is ment to be kept up, there should witnessed several wanton hisses, during be consistency in supernumerary much respectable and even excellent exhibition ; and we felt much sympathy regulation. A page is not the most for Mrs. Stanley. But while we assure important personage at court; but her, the respectable part of the house he should stand in his place. were in no degree the organ of malevo. lence ; re take the same occasion to assure Mr. Fox, that his interference P.S. We have received a letter and impertinence would have met with respecting the second representasevere reproof, but for delicacy towards tion of Pizarro, wherein Mrs. Shaw Mrs. Stanley, and a wish not to give a meets severe crimination. Had our color to a hiss, equally undeserved and unprovoked. Mr. F.'should know that limits permitted we would gladly the audience, or any part of them are have introduced part of so just, and neither to be bribed ror schdolcd. so well written a critique.
For the Emerald.
dies, unabashed, for a moment, enDESULTORY SELECTIONS,
joyed their triumph, when a great AND ORIGINAL REMARKS.
uproar ensued, and go on, go on, was
heard from all parts of the house, It has often been denied, that Cic-when a young collegian suddenly ero possessed that faculty, with jumped upon the bench, and exwhich few are favored in these pun- claimed to the audience, « My ning days, the art of joking with el- friends who sit about me are deteregance. The grounds, however, mined the play shall not go on, unon which this opinion is formed, are til those three drunken gentlemen in by no means the strongest. The women's clothes leave the stage box."' adaptation of Roman wit to a modern This address was universally apeer is most assuredly an arduous plauded, and being followed by a undertaking, since no species of shower of oranges and apples from composition can be so much confus- both galleries ; the amazonians reed by translation, as that, whịch de- tired in the utinost confusion, a. pends altogether on some word or midst the hoots and hisses of the phrase the exact parallel of which spectators. either does not exist in any other language, which if it does, the trans
SARON DL BLOT. lator is generally too lazy to dis
One of the most celebrated sor.g cover. Cesar was very partial to
writers of the age of Louis XIV. was these levities of the celebrated ora- Gaston, brother to Louis XIII. In his
the Baron de Blot, valet-de-chambre to tor. Many were collected by his hours of gaiety he spared no one, not friends; the best collection however even his own master. The following was made by his freedman. are some satirical verses which he wrote The following is in the first rank, relative to the Duke of Orleans and the
Abbé de la Riviére, who possessed a among the few that have come down
great sway over the mind of Gaston : to the present day. In a cause
“ Adieu la France, adieu l'Espagne ! where Cicero was employed, he had Gaston va se mettre en campagne, occasion to summon Popilius Cotta, Accompagne de son pedant : professor of civil Law, but' a very Frandre, ta ruine este certaine, ignorant man, declared he knew Parles conseils du confident nothing of the fact in question, and
Et la valous du captaine." became quite uneasy at his situa The Prince, thinking this pleasantry tion ; Cicero, who noticed this, ex- rather too high-scasoned for his palate, claimed, « Cotta, do not be distress- intimated to Blot that he intended to ed, I shall not question you concern- rected by this threat, he immediately
dismiss him ; but instead of being coring jurisprudence.”
sat down and wrote these lines :
“ Son Altesse me congerie, THEATRICAL ANZODOTB.-
C'est le prix de l'avour servi ; Some years ago at the theatre, in
Depnis dix ans j'ai cet honneur. Dublin, Mrs. Glyn, (a new actress) Nius dcoons tons deux nous connoitre having made her first appearance in S'il perd un mauvais serviteur, the character, of Lady Townly,
Ma foi, je perds un mauvais maitre." three high bred women of fasbion The following is the Epitaph which he in the stage box, grossly insulted composed on Mazarin : her, by talking loud, coughing, &c. "Ensign la cardinal a termine son sort, The actress, was greatly distressed, Que direz-vous, Francais, de ce grand pero
sonnage ? stopped, and at length burst into a
Il ca fuit le paix, il est mort ; flood tears, and retired. The la-1 il ne poupoit pour vois en faire davantage."
NATURAL HISTORY. not being able to fathom the reason of This favorite science of men at such a prohibition, grev so uneasy that an advanced period of life, of the he paid the fine, and took a trip to Flo
rence. wealthy and great, and of all those who, disgusted with the noisy plea
EPIGRAM. sures of the world, return to the The Droire beat at his own weapons. tranquil and peaceful contempla- While the good priest with eyes de tion of nature, furnishes employ voutly closid, ment to a great number of writer's Left on the book the marriage fee es. in the present times ; when too ear
The new-made bridegroom his occay introduction to the luxurious en sion spies, joyments of life soon produces sati. And, pleas'd, re-pockets up the shining ety, and when sudden revolutions prize : must so often bring us back to na- Yet not so safe but Mr. Surplice views ture, pursuing with a firm step an
The frolic, and demands his pilfer'd
dues. uninterrupted course.
No, quoth the man, good doctor, I'U non-suit
ye, SOMETHING NEW.
A plain, default'. I found you off your The French have always been
duty. considered as a very gay people, and More carefully the holy book survey, indeed they richly merit the appel
Your rule is, you shou'd “watch as well
as.pray." lation, for they endeavour to be merry on all occasions. No book, no Louis XIV. had so high an idea of treatise, however grave, but has the strong sense and discernment of been versified in such a manner as madame de Maintenon, that he one day either to be sung or særd, at the dis- holiness, kings your majesty, princes
said to her - Popes are styled your cretion of the reader. The follow- your highness, dukes your grace. peer ing works have all, in their turn, fof inferior decree your lordship ; as for undergone this metamorphosis : you, madam, you ought to be styled « La coutume de Paris," « Les your solidity.' Droits de l'Homme,” and “. Le Code Civil des Francais.” In a new
He that fatters you, either bates work lately published they have at-you, or, at least, has no ésteem for you. tempted to make the dullness of Ridicule at a distance appears a mongrammar disappear, and render the ster : it terrifies: but when viewed task of the child not only easy,
more closely, it is found to be only a
The introduction is set to the fol Those who are addicted to describing lowing air :
the vices and defects of their neighbours “C'est a mon maitre en l'art de plaire." trait of themselves without being aware
or companions frequently draw the por
of it... Men's desires are raised by Prohibition
A rich Neapolitan merchant, named PRESIDENT HENAULT. Jacob Morell, prided himself in not hava The President Henault holds a dising set his foot out of the city where tinguished place' among those who, he lived, upwards of forty-eight years : both in respect to their manner of liv. this coming to the ears of Duke D'As. ing and their writings, have at the same suna, Morell had notice sent him that time the useful and the agreeable ; wbo he was to take no journey out of the hare been both pliilosophers and litera. . kingdom under the penalty of ten thou- ry men ; who have composed good sand crowns. The merchant smiled at prosè, and entertaining verse ; and who, receiving the order ; but afterwards, while culling the fruite of Parnassus,
have not disdained at the same time to Women reconcile us to life. gather its flowers. A grave magistrate this world's a prison, a sad gloomy den, in the hall of justice, he appeared in Whose walls are the heavens in comthe world as a man accustomed to good company. While one portion of his The gaoler is sin, and the prisoners time was employed in the gravest stu
men, dies and occupations, he knew how to And the fetters are nothing but wospend the other gaily, at the suppers of the Dutchesse du Maine, wbich were frequented by persons of wit and
Sharp, but sharper still. talents. His contemporaries were ac. A Yorkshire Man ! and Ostler still! castomed to respect a man, who not content with being learned, aspired al- Had you employ'd your native skill,
Ere this yon might have been, so to be amiable. An enlightened his. torian, a writer possessing great purity an! Sir, quoth Fohn, here 'twill ne'er do:
Landlord, and kept the inn. of style
, a courtier replete with grace; For dang it! Neyster's Yorkshire too. address, and good temper, he possessed a variety of claims to the love and re. garrt of his countrymen.
From a detail of forty dresses worn at "I hate,” says Lavater, “ as what her Majesty's birth-day, we select is most hateful, that disposition of mind, the following. If any lover of litera. which can find nothing good, even in ture is disappointed at this sacrifice of the worst of men.”
room to fashion, we pray him to con
sider kow much curiosity we gratify. The taylor of Henry IV. having turned his mind to politics, as tailors have
Countess of Jersey—Was one of sometimes done in other ages and the most elegant dressed ladies at countries, procured a book to be printed, cour: : the petticoat and draperies containing some political regulations, were most superbly embroidered in which he considered as necessary the good of the state. He took the bright and matted'silver foil beads, liberty to present the king with a copy
in a rich antique pattern, and handof this work.
The monarch accepted some antique medallion corpets in it with a smile ; and having read a the same curious and costly embroifew pages, said to one of his valets in dery ; the drapery supported with waiting — Go and fetch my chancellor rich tolio rope and Chinese tassels of to take measure of me for a suit of cloaths ; for here is my tailor, making silver ; body, train, and sleeves, also regulations for the administraton of richly embroidered in silver foil government.'
beads: the whole of this dress, which
was forroed of apple-blossom crape, The best things, when out of place, was universally admired for its sinlose all their value. The merit of a thing, says Quintillian, frequently con- gular neatness and superb elegance. sists more in its appropiate application Head-dress plume of fine applethan in the thing itself.
blossom ostrich feathers, with a
brilliant coronet of diamonds. EPIGRAMS
Lady Mary-Ann Browne. This An Author's apology for knocking out his beautiful young lady wore a dress Printer's teeth.
particularly remarked for its simI must confess that I was somewhat plicity and elegance : it consisted
of white crape draperied with lace, I broke his teeth. But where's the land festoons of blown roses ; the mighty harm!
train and body to correspond. Her My works, he said, would not afford
ladyship's heat-dress consisted of him meat; And teeth are useless, when there's white and pink feathers, and banmaught to eat
deau of xoses. The whole was par.